Why I Workout at CrossFit Manassas – Dave

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“On the challenge of finding high intensity and varied workouts; really only boot camp or CrossFit (CF) workouts fit the bill for this. For me only CF has what I’m looking for. A combination of strength, complex movements and high intensity workouts is only filled by CF. Having said that, there are lots of CF gyms and they all have a different feel to them. I really liked my CF gym in California and having looked at a couple different CF facilities in the Manassas area, CF Manassas stood out for the vibe and the quality of the instructors.

I am obviously older than the average cross fitter. I’ve done some reading on the benefits of high intensity workouts and strength training, which most research shows to be even more beneficial for athletes as they age. Putting weight on bones and joints (with an emphasis on correct form) helps ensure bones stay strong in my opinion. The high intensity cardio & strength workouts allow me to maintain the fitness I need for the hiking, backpacking, and alpine climbing that I enjoy. You cannot eliminate the effects of aging, but hard work allows me to maintain a healthy and vigorous lifestyle.

Lastly, I’d like to say that CF gets a bad rap from many on a supposed tendency to injure people who do it. The potential for injury is present in all athletic activities, but I beleieve the CF focus (in a good gym) on proper form makes the potential for injury no greater than any other athletic activity.”

-Dave

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